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Featured / Q&A WITH NICOLETTE MASON FROM BIG GIRL IN A SKINNY WORLD

You know her as the plus size fashionista and a bitingly funny writer for “Big Girl in a Skinny World” column in Marie Claire! We are SO, SO psyched that she stopped by our HQ to tell us her summer plans and of course, her current Forever 21+ obsessions! Peep below to see her Q&A and the perfect summer looks. Take it away Nicolette!

 

 

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Q&A:

So what’s your blogger backstory?
It’s such a long story, but let’s just say it was a seriously happy accident!

LA or NY?
Don’t make me pick! LA is home, but I became the person that I am today when I moved to New York 10 years ago. I have a deep love for both!

What do you love most about living in NY?
I love having access to so much amazing culture, art, and music. I love the pace of the city, and how it is always vibrant – no matter the time of year or the time of day. And of course, I love the diversity! It’s an intersection of so many cultures, and the landscape of the city itself is a hybrid of new and old; it’s a constant source of inspiration for me!

Ok, style question! What’s in your closet?
I’m not going to say I’m a clotheshorse (or “fashion hoarder,” to put it bluntly), but I definitely have some pieces in my wardrobe that I wore 15 years ago and am still wearing. My closet is a mix of super feminine pink and glitter and florals combined with a dark, hardware-and-leather heavy edge.

Describe your style in 5 words.
Cher Horowitz meets Wednesday Addams.

Any style tips for plus sized women?
Forget all the rules and wear what makes you happy! You should feel empowered by your wardrobe, and that should translate into confidence – which is by far the most valuable asset in your style arsenal!

Most prized possession?
A beaten, old genuine leather jacket that I bought on clearance for pennies. It’s my second skin!

Give us a rundown of a typical day.
The best thing about my life right now is that no two days are alike – it’s the greatest gift, and I’m always inspired by what I’m doing!

It’s almost that time of year again! And since we’re already plotting our favorite summer looks, tell us…what are your must-haves for this season?
I’m loving all the colorful fruit prints, and the amazing swimwear available in plus-sizes. I nabbed F21+’s Pineapple Bikini and I’m dying for an opportunity to wear it!

Any plans for a summer road trip?
YES! I am counting down the days! I’ll be traveling to New Orleans and driving back to New York, with stops in Savannah, GA (one of my favorite cities in the world), and Charleston, SC. I’ve never been to Charleston, but I had just put a visit on my “30 Before 30″ list, and now I’m going!

 

If you want more of Nicolette Mason, then check out her Instagram!